Exposure Science for Healthier Environments and Workplaces

comprehensive monitoring for all

Visualizing the Invisible
Only by knowing there's a problem, can we begin to solve it.

--Current note: The global coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered our daily lives. Suddenly air quality issues have jumped to the forefront of health concerns. However, not in terms of traditional air pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide but in terms of biological threats, namely: SARS-CoV-2. Understanding how the virus survives and propagates through our environment is vital to knowing how we can best survive its presence before a vaccine becomes available. We are currently developing an understanding of the virus and exploring how we can apply our air pollution technologies to monitor indoor air quality that would guide us to safer and healthier management of common spaces.--



Despite significant improvements in air quality in the last decades in most developed countries, air pollution remains a serious problem. According to the World Health Organization, about 6 million deaths annually are caused by outdoor air pollution alone. In Europe, that amounts to half a million deaths annually. As individuals, this is often imperceptible as air quality hides itself well as an invisible burden on our health.

We can address the growing need of people, businesses, and governments to know how environmental pollutants affect them and their families, their employees, and the general public by characterizing pollution at high resolution indoors and outdoors in real-time. Based on measurements and modeling: people will be able to take short-term decisions to decrease their exposure and make informed long-term decisions on where and how to live their lives; businesses will be able to make their workplaces safer, healthier, and more attractive for their employees; city governments will be better able to prioritize environmental concerns; and citizens will have the information to find solutions with neighbors, businesses, industry, utilities, and government offices regarding persistent environmental concerns.

CAPABILITIES

VISION

A world where decision-making for healthful environments for all populations is not prevented by data scarcity.

CONSULTING

Offer consulting services in the domains of exposure science, indoor and outdoor air quality, environmental monitoring and modeling, occupational safety and health.

MONITORING

Our lab measures air pollutants via integrated and real-time device monitoring instruments. Our team has over 15 years of fieldwork experience in Switzerland, Europe, USA, as well as in Africa and Asia in support of health studies.

EXPOSURE/HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Measurements and monitoring are the basis of exposure science. Modeling connects the monitoring results with people’s exposure to pollution. Health effects are then evaluated based on level of exposure.

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